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03/12/2021
De­mur­rage re­vis­ited: What loss does it li­quid­ate?
In K Line PTE Ltd v Pri­minds Ship­ping (HK) Co Ltd (“Etern­al Bliss”) [2021] EW­CA Civ 1712, the Court of Ap­peal has re­vis­ited the Com­mer­cial Court de­cision that sought to re­solve a ‘long-stand­ing...
02/12/2021
CMS ad­vises BE In­vest­ment and founder of Bar­fer’s Well­food on sale to Per­wyn...
Co­logne – Private equity in­vestor Per­wyn Cap­it­al has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Bar­fer’s Well­food GmbH, Ber­lin. The tar­get com­pany pro­duces pet food for dogs and cats on a BARF (Bio­lo­gic­ally Ap­pro­pri­ate...
02/12/2021
Exit and re-in­vest­ment: CMS ad­vises PE in­vestor FLEX Cap­it­al on sale of...
Ber­lin – FLEX Cap­it­al, a private equity in­vestor fo­cus­ing on mid-mar­ket soft­ware and In­ter­net com­pan­ies in the Ger­man-speak­ing coun­tries, has sold the ma­jor­ity of its shares in Egod­it­or GmbH. Egod­it­or...
01/12/2021
Fit for the fu­ture: CMS in­creases salar­ies and sup­ports new work styles
Ber­lin – Com­mer­cial law firm CMS Ger­many is up­dat­ing its re­mu­ner­a­tion mod­el for law­yers with ef­fect from 1 Janu­ary 2022. CMS has de­cided not only to in­crease salar­ies, but also to make the over­all mod­el...
01/12/2021
E-sig­na­tures in fin­ance and NPL trans­ac­tions in Ger­many
1. E-con­tract­ing, e-state­ments and e-sig­na­tures in bank­ing & fin­ance trans­ac­tion con­tracts and leg­al state­ments 1.1 Which are the typ­ic­al doc­u­ments (con­tracts, leg­al state­ments, etc.) where writ­ten...
01/12/2021
A piece of pat­ent his­tory has been made con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of com­puter...
In March 2021 the En­larged Board of Ap­peal of the European Pat­ent Of­fice answered ques­tions con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of com­puter soft­ware sim­u­la­tions in case G1/19.  A Tech­nic­al Board of Ap­peal has now...
29/11/2021
CMS ad­vises BKS on sale of food sup­ple­ments pro­vider Vit­amaze to Vis­ion...
Frank­furt/Main – BKS eG has sold all its shares in Vit­amaze GmbH to Vis­ion Health­care NV. Vit­amaze is a lead­ing European e-com­merce pro­vider of vit­am­ins, min­er­als, and sup­ple­ments (VMS) op­er­at­ing mainly...
29/11/2021
Re­cog­ni­tion and en­force­ment of for­eign judg­ments in Ger­many
1. Is there an ex­equatur pro­ced­ure? Yes. Re­cog­ni­tion of a for­eign judg­ment takes place auto­mat­ic­ally as long as the re­quire­ments are met and no grounds for re­fus­al are in­voked. Ex­e­cu­tion can be sought...
29/11/2021
Ob­jec­tion! - Five myths about the Works Coun­cil Mod­ern­isa­tion Act
The June 2021 en­act­ment of “The law on pro­mot­ing the elec­tion of works coun­cil mem­bers and the activ­it­ies of the works coun­cil in a di­git­al work­ing world” (i.e. The Works Coun­cil Mod­ern­isa­tion Act...
26/11/2021
Leg­al term for pay­ments in Ger­many
1. Are there any spe­cif­ic leg­al re­quire­ments in re­spect to pay­ment terms? Yes, Ger­many has im­ple­men­ted le­gis­la­tion based on EU Dir­ect­ive 2011/7/EU on com­bat­ing late pay­ments in com­mer­cial trans­ac­tions...
26/11/2021
COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion and test­ing in Ger­many - em­ploy­ment law per­spect­ive
Vac­cin­a­tion 1. What op­tions does the em­ploy­er have to en­cour­age em­ploy­ees to be vac­cin­ated? Can the em­ploy­er provide a fin­an­cial in­cent­ive to em­ploy­ees?  Em­ploy­ers are al­lowed to provide vac­cin­a­tion...
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24/11/2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/pod­cast series for all Life Sci­ences & Health­care pro­fes­sion­als – leg­al, com­pli­ance, reg­u­lat­ory